Russell, James

Regimental Number: 645299
Rank: Acting Sergeant
Branch: 158th Battalion

James was born Portsoy, Scotland on July 29, 1884. He, his wife Eva, and their two children were living in Vancouver when he enlisted in January of 1916. James was working as a tailor at the time, a trade he continued to use in various military camps in England during the war. In February of 1917, James attended Trench Warefare School. He was invalided to Canada in September of 1917 due to flat feet, and discharged on January 4, 1918. In 1919, James filed on the southern half of 10-70-12-W6. He died in Vancouver on November 21, 1950.

Sources: Beaverlodge to the Rockies p. 494